Week of  November 11, 2018
MEIJER’S TO FEATURE ST. JOHN FOOD PANTRY for their Simply Give program November 18 to December 29.  On Friday, December 7, they will “Double” the amount. If you buy a $10.00 gift card, they will give us $20.00 gift cards. Thank you for supporting St. John Food Pantry.

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated next weekend in the Church with individual cups. Here at St. John Lutheran Church, we believe, teach and confess that the bread and wine we eat and drink at Holy Communion is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus. Jesus is truly present in this meal giving us the benefits He won for us on the cross: forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. Holy Communion is also a meal that expresses unity in faith and belief among those who partake in it. Because of this, and because those who eat and drink unworthily do so to their great harm, we ask those of you with us who are guests and visitors to this church to please speak to one of the pastors or elders before communing. Please leave the grape juice for those with special medical needs and have spoken to pastors. Thank you and may God bless you in worship today!


THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given in memory of Devon Seymour and to honor all veterans by Jim & Janet Seymour. A VOLUNTEER is needed to assist our worship guide and bulletin assembly team.  The time is each Thursday from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Contact the church office for more details.

APPLICATIONS FOR ENDOWMENT FUNDS – are being accepted until December 5, by the Endowment Committee, from any Board or Committee seeking funds.  Applications are available in the church office.

PIE SALES – The 5th – 8th grade students are selling pies for their 7 & 8 grade class trips.  Please fill out the pie form and return to the school office with payment.  Pies will be delivered on November 20.  Thank you. FESTIVAL OF TREES – The K – 8 students will be singing at the Festival of Trees on November 13 at 6:00 p.m.  Make plans to attend this event and watch the school children. MEMBERS NEEDED – Do you care about Christian education?  Would you like to help the school grow?  The Board of Christian Day School is in need of members.  Please consider being a member of the school board.  The board meets the second Thursday of each month.  Please contact Shellie Kosmerchock if interested.  The school number is 419-782-1751.  Thank you for considering joining the board.   SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR – The book fair will be open for all your holiday needs.  Children love to receive books.  There is a variety of books for all levels.  You can always donate one to the Library   THANKSGIVING BREAK – There will be no school November 21 – 23.  The Tigers Den will only be open November 21.  This allows the staff to celebrate the holiday with their families. ANNUAL FUND EVENT DATE – Mark your calendar for our annual fund event. It will be March 2 at the VFW.  Please make plans to attend, as this is the school’s big fundraiser for scholarships, marketing and technology. MILITARY ADDRESSES PLEASE! – If you would like to address Christmas Cards for our military, please join us on December 1 at 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. We will be making survival bracelets to send along with the cards. Snacks will be provided. Will you join us for a time of fellowship and giving back to the people that are serving our nation? Please let the church office know if you will be able to attend. Call 419-782-5766 or email: sjl@defnet.com   FOLLOWING GOD’S FINANCIAL COUNSEL”   Today, we begin the second week focusing on God’s financial counsel. Our sermon today is titled “Controlling Our Money.”  We make financial decisions daily.  Because so much of life revolves around money, it is important to learn what God teaches us about it in His Word.  God entrusts money to us, and, through His Word, He imparts counsel on how to manage it. We should take whatever time is necessary to gain wisdom and skills to manage God’s money wisely and faithfully. We hope you are being blessed from the daily reflections.   BIBLE STUDY – Our study this week will be on Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 a.m.  Janet Koch & Diana Grim are co-leading this Bible Study from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Adult Ed. The theme is “Another Look at Being Thankful.”  Please bring your Bible.  We would love to have you join us. LAY READERS – Are you interested in serving our Lord and St. John Lutheran Church by being a lay reader?  If so, please contact the church office by November 18.  The January-June schedule will be out after the first of December.   LADIES AID NEWS – Our meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15, at 2:00 p.m., Jenny George will present a program about the “Angel Tree Ministry”.  Suggested food pantry item is body wash and bar soap.  Hostesses are Elaine Harris, Sharon Meyer, JoAnn McCray, and Gladys Spreeman.  Noodles will be made in the Fellowship Room on November 13.  Please consider helping us out beginning at 8:30 a.m. It is a nice time to work and talk with St. John “sisters”. Bring your own apron as it gets a bit messy! ADULT  BIBLE STUDY – Phil Rohlf’s 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning Bible Study group is starting a new 12 week Study on Old Testament Characters. Please consider joining us in the Lunchroom for fellowship and study as we look at real, flesh and blood people like us, with both weaknesses and strengths that God uses as examples and relevance for us today.   KIDVENTURE HOUR & WORD WARRIORS – Kids K-5th grade are welcome to join Kidventure Hour every Sunday at 9:30a in the lower hallway classroom.   Youth 6-12th grade meet in the youth room for Word WarriorsAlso,Teacher’s Aids Needed – We have been blessed to have people step forward to be teachers for our Kidventure Hour program. We need a couple people to be aids once every 6 weeks. If you are willing, please contact Angie Morris in the church office or (419) 956-1171.

Nov. 3 & 4,  2018
6:30 p .m.  48
8:00 a.m.  47
9:30 a.m.   127
11:00 a.m.  74
       Total:  325